Governor appoints Sheriff Ralston to Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council

Governor Nathan Deal today announced the appointment of Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston to the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council.

POST is a state regulatory agency whose mission is “to provide the citizens of Georgia with qualified, professionally trained, ethical, and competently trained peace officers and criminal justice professionals.” The Council has statutory authority in matters of peace officer certification and discipline, agency certification, officer training and qualifications, and statutory requirements for entities and individual peace officers.

The Council is composed of a cross section of professionals including local government officials, representatives of statewide peace officer associations and law enforcement chief executives all selected by the governor.

Sheriff Ralston has previously served on state legislative committees on timber fraud and asset forfeiture. In 2017 and 2018 he served on the Governor’s Law Enforcement Task Force.

Sheriff Ralston is currently serving his third term in office.

I am very honored to accept Governor Deal’s appointment to the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council, in representing Gordon County and assuring that Georgia’s peace officers understand the seriousness and importance of their duties,” said Sheriff Ralston.